Recipe: Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

Many, many months ago when Sinéad visited me, we had lunch at a vegan restaurant where she ordered a chickpea salad sandwich. I love chickpeas in every form that’s ever entered my mouth, so I was immediately intrigued (but not as intrigued as I was by the “All-American vegan burger” I ordered that really did taste like … Continue reading

Recipe: Simple & Quick Banana Nut Bread

When I was little, I loved anything with bananas in it. Banana baby food was my favorite as a tiny child and my love affair with the fruit grew and grew – along with a growing suspicion that eating delicious things probably shouldn’t hurt. As I got older, my mouth became more and more uncomfortable with the … Continue reading

Recipe: Green Summer Smoothie Cubes

I know a lot of people think putting vegetables in their sweet treats is really weird. I’ve heard all the “that looks like baby poop” jokes I can stand, thanks. I will still keep reaping the benefits of this wonderfully delicious smoothie, and I’ll still keep laughing in the face of those who inhibit the … Continue reading

Local Review: Hotto Potto

Location: 3090 Aloma Ave, Winter Park, FL 32792 Hours: Mon-Thurs (11a – 2a), Fri-Sat (11a – 5a), Sun (11 – 12a) Price: $$ Score: A I am of the firm belief that if you try something and hate it, you should probably try it again a few years later. As you age, tastes in things change and things you’ve … Continue reading

Local Review: Maitland Farmer’s Market

The Maitland Farmer’s Market at Lake Lily off of 17-92 isn’t really the biggest or the flashiest of farmer’s markets. It’s a little on the smaller side, with vendor booths boasting fresh, locally grown produce and independently made odds and ends ranging from honey to puppy treats along a narrow sidewalk circling  half of Lake Lily … Continue reading

Recipe: Spinach, Arugula and Onion Pizza + Giveaway Winner!!

Our first giveaway on Let’s Get Galactic is done!! CONGRATULATIONS, JESSICA TARNATE! We’ll be contacting you shortly so you can choose which item from the shop you’d like!! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED! This giveaway was a huge success and I can’t wait to have even more of them and introduce you guys to … Continue reading

Recipe: Chili Lime Roasted Chickpeas

Chickpeas are possibly one of my top 5 favorite foods. According to Wikipedia (which is so reliable, I know!) chickpeas are one of the earliest cultivated legumes: 7,500-year-old remains have been found in the Middle East! They’re incredibly versatile and can be used in everything from salads to pasta dishes; from Mediterranean to Middle Eastern. One of … Continue reading

Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Pecan Oatmeal Stuffed Baked Apples

I love apples. LOVE THEM! The stores up here in Boston all have at least 10 different types of apples to choose from; I didn’t even know that many existed! While perusing through the aisles at Barnes & Noble, Nick and I found a booklet filled with all the different kinds of apples that grow … Continue reading

Recipe: Kale & Chive Quinoa Patties

A few months ago I made Quinoa Stuffed Beefsteak Tomatoes for Nick and I during one of our health kicks. Neither of us had ever eaten the strange grain called quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) before, but we loved it. It’s very healthy and full of good things that makes your body happy — Plus, it takes … Continue reading

Homemade Falafel Pita Recipe

Since Nick and I are vegetarians for the month, I’ve been looking online and through my favorite blogs for vegetarian recipes that will be filling and help us not miss our juicy steaks so much. I stumbled upon a bunch of falafel recipes and decided to give them a try. We got the tzatziki sauce … Continue reading